The Queer Salon is excited to announce the launch of an employee organized giving fund called the Open Society LGBTQIA+ Giving Fund!
What is this you ask??
An opportunity for us to self-organize and leverage our organizational power to support diverse, LGBTQIA+ voices and justice work. The Queer Salon is launching this effort through the Third Wave Fund, the only activist fund led by and for women of color, intersex, queer, and trans folks under 35 years old in the US. For twenty years, Third Wave Fund has been a leader in gender justice, a movement to end patriarchy, transphobia, homophobia, and misogyny.
While we all may have varying degrees of power when it comes to influencing the priorities of our programs or the foundation, the Matching Gift Program at OSF allows us to put our money where our mouths are and gain institutional support while doing it.
But I’m not a part of the LGTBQIA+ Community…Should I still Participate?
YES! …one more time for the people in the back, YES! Pride is not just about celebrating how far we’ve come, but an important time to gather strength for how far we still have to go. In the spirit of solidarity, we enthusiastically invite you to contribute to this fund as an ally.